The music in my head

This cartoon is pretty good, but I’m posting it mainly because if I ever do a Fancy Notions podcast, this title music is going to be my theme song.

Snap, crackle, flop

When my mom and dad were courting, my dad would tell my mom about the difficulties of living in small mining towns in Mexico as a boy. He said that he ate plenty of horsemeat, and that all their packaged foods from America took such a long time in transit that they were always stale by the time they got to them.

Horsemeat, my dad said, was actually not bad to eat at all, but the stale packaged food was really a drag. Regular crackers were limp, graham crackers were dry, and cold cereal? Forget it. He said he never understood, for instance, why the Rice Krispies mascots were named Snap, Crackle, and Pop. His cereal never made a sound.

So anyway, the first morning after my parents were married, my mom decided she would prepare a superspecial wedding breakfast for her new husband. She woke him up, sat him at the table, and presented him with his breakfast.

“What’s this?” he said.

“A big bowl of fresh Rice Krispies! Listen!”

“Did you hear that, honey? Did you? They actually snap, crackle, and pop!”

“Oh. (beat) Yeah!”

“What’s wrong?”

“Nothing. This is great!”

“But, well… I don’t… actually… like Rice Krispies. That was just a story.”

Published in: on January 18, 2009 at 11:38 am  Leave a Comment  
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